Cloudland takes road wins on Warrior Hill



The Cloudland basketball teams picked up a pair of wins on Warrior Hill Monday night.

The Lady ‘Landers pulled away late for a 51-29 victory over the Lady Warriors, while the Cloudland boys took a 64-58 win over the host.

In the varsity opener, it was a slow start for both teams. Shalyn Whitson recorded seven first-quarter points for HV, but Cloudland countered with five points from Megan Lunsford and big shots from Gracie Freeman and Trinity Vines to give CHS a 10-8 advantage.

Neither team was able to get any real separation in the second stanza. A balanced attack helped CHS push the lead to five points, but Adrienne Henegar knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to help keep the Warriors in striking distance.

After the Lady ‘Landers pushed the lead to 30-23 at the end of the third quarter, CHS took control of the fourth quarter as Cloudland outscored HV 21-6 in the final quarter.

Vines finished with 19 points to lead the Lady ‘Landers, while Freeman had 10 points. Lunsford scored nine points.

Henegar had 16 points to pace HV. Whitson finished with nine points.

In the boys game, it was a battle from the opening tip.

Dylan Willis and Noah Stevens hit two 3-pointers apiece in the first quarter to help the Warriors pull out to a 16-7 lead after eight minutes of play. Cloudland, however, answered with their own offensive attack. Hunter Shell scored six points in the period, while Bentley Gilbert added five points of his own to push CHS to a 28-27 lead at the half.

Josh Blair and Dakota Cochran got warmed up in the third quarter for their respective teams as Blair added nine points in the period for CHS, while Cochran scored 11 points for the home standing Warriors. Cloudland maintained a 53-42 at the end of the third quarter.

The final quarter saw the Warriors dig into the CHS lead, but the ‘Landers held on for the win.

Shell had 19 points for Cloudland. Blair and Robert Leeper had 15 and 14 points, respectively. Gilbert scored seven points.

Carter had 20 points to lead the Warriors, while James Harmon scored 12 points. Willis added eight points.

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